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Ditmars Steinway : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Nov 16, 2015
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Modern renovated apartments do exist in Astoria however a 2 bedroom would rent for $3 - 4,000. per month. Unless you're willing to pay more than $3,000./month, give up the dream of renting a modern 2 bedroom apartment. Find a 2 bedroom that you can easily afford without going broke and so what if the kitchen appliances are old or the bathroom needs to be updated.

You do have other options. Instead of Astoria, you need to look in other neighborhoods. Also the nearby suburbs (Nassau County or Westchester County). Overall the suburbs will give you more space & more modern apartments for the same price that your rental charges in Queens. And it's easy to commute into Manhattan.

And did I forget to mention that the suburbs don't charge a broker's fee? Usually, the landlord will pay the commission BUT if the landlord refuses, then you will have to pay the broker fee. Sorry.
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Sat Apr 12, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
Keep in mind that each area/block is unique, and decreases/increases really depend on exact location, type of property, condition, size, any upgrades, amenities, parking, etc., therefore if looking to buy, such information is really useless, rather review current market details with your agent... ... more
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Sat Jan 4, 2014
James Scacalossi answered:
I am not sure what your question is but if you would like assistance in viewing a property you can reach me at

James Scacalossi
Charles Rutenberg Realty
Sales Representative
917 755 1877
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Sat Nov 2, 2013
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Check these out

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Tue Oct 29, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Consider working with an agent or check Check local print media for by owner rentals, always verify ownership before exchanging any money, word of mouth, etc.
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Tue Oct 29, 2013
Anu Dutta answered:
WE specialize in rentals, please check our site and give us a call
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Wed May 8, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
According to MLS, maintenance for the referenced unit is $1,610 per month, plus an additional parking charge for $175; generally co-op maintenance includes taxes, heating, common area upkeep, any underlying mortgage, building insurance, management fees, etc.; ask your agent for a breakdown of fees, or contact management directly. For other available area properties check ... more
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Tue Sep 18, 2012
Steve Riddle answered:
I suggest looking at a Map of the area first! This is what 4 block off of the take off ramp at LGA? Look at the current Asking price and the Past comps on the same address. What is the 5 Year Appreciation rate. What is the Walk score? How is the area serviced by Public transportation? IMO, I'd never show one of my clients this part of "Astoria Lite" unless they Insisted! ... more
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Sat Sep 8, 2012
Fajardo Delacruz answered:
The N train is a few blocks away, I don't think their are any apt. in the building left.
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